1201 Felta Road
Healdsburg, CA 95448
Phone: (707) 433-3923
Fax: (707) 433-7341
Day Care: (707) 433-4541
info@westsideusd.org
Garden

Garden

Our gardening program is a living laboratory that provides children with hands-on horticultural education. Garden experience helps children learn about nature and our environment, life science, economics, and sustainability. Each grade participates in planning, maintaining, and harvesting the fruits of their labor throughout the year. In addition, our garden supports a vermicomoposting program which uses waste from the school lunches to feed our worm bins. The resulting compost is sold by West Side students at the local farmers’ market and proceeds go directly back to supporting the garden.

Staff members have participated in the teacher training programs offered by the Occidental Arts and Ecology Center, connecting West Side to the School Garden Network.

Links and Articles —

Can Bacteria Make You Smarter?
http://www.sciencedaily.com/releases/2010/05/100524143416.htm

These enrichment programs are made possible through the generous funding from the Felta Education Foundation.